Position, Northern Virginia, George Mason University: Head, Serials and Periodicals/Microforms (fwd) SERIALST Moderator 31 Jul 2007 20:08 UTC
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 15:26:52 -0400 From: Polly Khater <hkhater@GMU.EDU> Subject: Position, Northern Virginia, George Mason University: Head, Serials and Periodicals/Microforms George Mason University Libraries is seeking an energetic and knowledgeable librarian for the position of Head, Serials and Periodicals/Microforms. Position manages the Serials and Periodicals/Microforms unit of the Resources and Collection Management Services Division. Incumbent provides leadership for the selection, acquisition, access, and maintenance of journals in electronic, microform, and print formats. Collaborates with collection development and liaison librarians on all campuses for periodical and serial collection development. Manages the $2.5 million periodicals' budget and provides budget allocations and analysis for fiscal year planning. Designs and implements effective workflows incorporating current technologies and standards. Applies knowledge of scholarly publishing initiatives and practices to daily workflows. Coordinates access initiatives with VIVA, WRLC, and other regional groups. Position organizes, plans, and coordinates special projects, and communicates activities and priorities to liaisons and colleagues. Directly manages six full time classified staff. Position reports to Director, Technical Services. QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree; or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent; experience with serials management in an academic environment; public service experience; successful organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; demonstrated effective supervisory experience; strong service orientation and commitment to profession; collegial, team-focused management orientation. Preferred: Experience working with subscription agents and with invoicing and budgets; familiarity with relevant standards/protocols (e.g. EDI, EOD, etc.); working experience with cataloging serials, and using Library of Congress Classification system, MARC21 and OCLC; working knowledge of the Voyager Endeavor system, specifically the acquisitions and serials module. Appointments/Benefits: Professional faculty appointment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Excellent benefits: many health plan options and fully paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF (the university contributes an additional amount equal to 10.4% of salary to such plans); 24 vacation days and 11 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self. Position description and application instructions are available at http://jobs.gmu.edu. Review of applications begins September 1, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. More information about George Mason University and GMU Libraries is available at http://www.gmu.edu <http://www.gmu.edu/>.